The Indiana Department of Health announced Tuesday that it has expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to Hoosiers age 60 and older.
According to the IDH, the age group accounts for more than 22 percent of the state’s population but 64 percent of the COVID-19 hospitalizations and 93.3 percent of the deaths. Tuesday's expansion makes the vaccine available to an additional 432,000 Hoosiers.
Vaccine appointments for the newly eligible group will be available over the next four to six weeks, according to the IDH, to align with the state's expected weekly vaccine allocation.
To schedule a vaccine, visit ourshot.in.gov and select a location. Hoosiers who do not have a computer or cell phone or those who need assistance scheduling an appointment can call 211 or contact one of Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging or AARP.
The IDH is encouraging Hoosiers who cannot find an appointment at the nearest location are encouraged to look at other sites in neighboring counties. It said appointments are being added regularly as vaccine supplies permit.